IRS: Tax season delayed due to shutdown
October 22nd, 2013
04:52 PM ET
6 months ago

IRS: Tax season delayed due to shutdown

(CNNMoney) - You'll have to wait to file your taxes to Uncle Sam this year, thanks to the government shutdown.

The start of the 2014 tax season, which was scheduled for Jan. 21, will be delayed by one to two weeks, the IRS announced Tuesday.

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Key IRS official retires after controversy
September 23rd, 2013
03:29 PM ET
7 months ago

Key IRS official retires after controversy

Washington (CNN) - The woman who first confirmed the Internal Revenue Service had unfairly targeted certain political groups is retiring, the IRS said in a statement Monday.

Lois Lerner, director of tax exempt organizations for the IRS, was placed on administrative leave in May, just weeks after she admitted the IRS was applying extra scrutiny to certain groups between 2010 and 2012.
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September 6th, 2013
03:52 PM ET
7 months ago

IRS spent $10,000 on 'Apprentice' video

(CNN) – The Internal Revenue Service released a new parody video to Congress on Friday, this time in the styling of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice."

The four-minute video was made for a 2011 Small Business/Self-Employed Division conference and cost $10,000 to produce. The IRS this year came under scrutiny for wasteful spending at conferences, including money spent on other training videos.
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Married same-sex couples gain equal tax benefits
August 29th, 2013
02:54 PM ET
8 months ago

Married same-sex couples gain equal tax benefits

New York (CNNMoney) - Two months after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Treasury Department on Thursday ruled that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes.

The decision has a host of implications, even for couples who now live in states that don't recognize same-sex marriage.

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IRS finalizes penalties for Obamacare "individual mandate"
August 28th, 2013
02:38 AM ET
8 months ago

IRS finalizes penalties for Obamacare "individual mandate"

(CNN) - The Internal Revenue Service has issued finalized rules for the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s healthcare plan.

The individual mandate penalty has long been one of the contentious components of health care reform, with lawsuits questioning the constitutionality of the law reaching the Supreme Court.
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Democratic congressman sues IRS
August 21st, 2013
10:01 AM ET
8 months ago

Democratic congressman sues IRS

Washington (CNN) – Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Internal Revenue Service over the agency's criteria for tax-exempt social welfare groups.

The lawsuit seeks clarification over a discrepancy in the way federal law defines eligibility requirements for a 501(c)(4) group versus the way the IRS defines such groups.

The difference comes down to two words: 'exclusively' and 'primarily.'
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The IRS is cracking down on small businesses
August 19th, 2013
06:25 AM ET
8 months ago

The IRS is cracking down on small businesses

New York (CNNMoney) – Swipe your card at a local store and you might be creating some serious tax headaches for the business owner.

The Internal Revenue Service has sent out letters to 20,000 small businesses since fall 2012, notifying them of "possible income under-reporting."

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August 7th, 2013
02:19 PM ET
8 months ago

First on CNN: Issa expands IRS investigation

Washington (CNN) - House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa demanded Wednesday that the Federal Election Commission turn over records of more than five years of communications with the Internal Revenue Service - a move that significantly expands the California Republican's ongoing probe of alleged federal targeting of conservative groups.

In a letter to FEC Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub - a Democrat - Issa cited CNN reporting on Monday that raises "the prospect of inappropriate coordination between the IRS and the FEC about tax-exempt entities."

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First on CNN: FEC Republican tells CNN of new IRS links
August 5th, 2013
05:07 PM ET
9 months ago

First on CNN: FEC Republican tells CNN of new IRS links

Washington (CNN) - The vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission told CNN on Monday he has seen numerous undisclosed e-mails between FEC staffers and the Internal Revenue Service that raise new questions about potential collusion between the two federal agencies in the alleged targeting of conservative political groups.

Don McGahn, a Republican FEC commissioner, said an investigator from his agency contacted Lois Lerner - the IRS employee at the center of the political storm now engulfing that agency - to discuss the status of one such conservative political advocacy group, the American Future Fund.

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Issa, IRS escalate fight over investigation
August 2nd, 2013
05:32 PM ET
9 months ago

Issa, IRS escalate fight over investigation

Washington (CNN) – Washington's war over alleged Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups escalated sharply on Friday as Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa issued a subpoena to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and the head of the IRS accused Issa of making a series of "inaccurate and unfair" statements earlier in the week.

At a testy hearing Friday morning - shortly before Congress broke for its summer recess - Issa blasted acting IRS chief Daniel Werfel for "slow-rolling" congressional investigators by refusing to release requested records in a timely manner.

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Filed under: Congress • Darrell Issa • IRS
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